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Lyr Req: Beware of the Beautiful Stranger (P Atkin

RWJ 28 Dec 03 - 06:57 AM
nutty 28 Dec 03 - 07:25 AM
RWJ 29 Dec 03 - 07:15 AM
Jim Dixon 24 Jan 11 - 04:43 PM
Leadfingers 24 Jan 11 - 08:39 PM
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Subject: Origins: Beautifull Stranger
From: RWJ
Date: 28 Dec 03 - 06:57 AM

I heard a singer songwriter many years ago and cant rember his name . H wrote a sng called beautful stranger it stared " On amidsommer faiground ,alive with the lights and the sonud of the wurlitzer merry go round" . any one know his name please

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Subject: RE: Origins: Beautifull Stranger
From: nutty
Date: 28 Dec 03 - 07:25 AM

The songwriter seems to be Pete Atkin. You can find more information including lyrics, chords etc on his site ............

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Subject: RE: Origins: Beautiful Stranger
From: RWJ
Date: 29 Dec 03 - 07:15 AM

Thanks for that nutty i will try his site
best wishes for the New Year

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From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Jan 11 - 04:43 PM

Copied from Pete Atkin's web site:

(Pete Atkin)

On the midsummer fairground alive with the sound
And the lights of the Wurlitzer merry-go-round,
The midway was crowded and I was the man
Who coughed up a quid in the dark caravan
To the gypsy who warned him of danger:
"Beware of the beautiful stranger."

"You got that for nothing," I said with a sigh
As the queen's head went up to her critical eye.
"The lady in question is known to me now
And I'd like to beware, but the problem is how.
Do you think I was born in a manger?
I'm in love with the beautiful stranger"

The gypsy (called Lee as all soothsayers are)
Bent low to her globular fragment of star.
"This woman will utterly screw up your life.
She will tempt you from home, from your children and wife.
She's a devil and nothing will change her.
Get away from the beautiful stranger."

"That ball needs a re-gun," I said, shelling out.
"The future you see there has all come about.
Does it show you the girl as she happens to be,
A Venus made flesh in a shell full of sea?
Does it show you the shape of my danger?
Can you show me the beautiful stranger?"

"I don't run a cinema here, little man,
But lean over close and tune in if you can.
You breathe on the glass, give a rub with your sleeve,
Slip me your wallet, sit tight and believe,
And the powers-that-be will arrange a
Pre-release of the beautiful stranger."

In the heart of the glass I saw galaxies born,
The eye of the storm and the light of the dawn,
And then with a click came a form and a face
That stunned me not only through candour and grace
But because she was really a stranger,
A total and beautiful stranger.

"Hello there," she said with her hand to her brow.
"I'm the one you'll meet after the one you know now.
There's no room inside here to show you us all,
But behind me the queue stretches right down the hall.
For the damned there is always a stranger.
There is always a beautiful stranger."

"That's your lot," said Miss Lee as she turned on the light.
"These earrings are hell and I'm through for the night.
If they'd put up a booster not far from this pitch,
I could screen you your life to the very last twitch,
But I can't even get the Lone Ranger.
One last word from the beautiful stranger—."

"You live in a dream and the dream is a cage,"
Said the girl, "And the bars nestle closer with age,
Your shadow burned white by invisible fire.
You will learn how it rankles to die of desire
As you long for the beautiful stranger,"
Said the vanishing beautiful stranger.

"Here's a wallet for you and five nicker for me,"
Said the gypsy, "And also here's something for free.
Watch your step on my foldaway stairs getting down
And go slow on the flyover back into town.
There's a slight but considerable danger.
Give my love to the beautiful stranger."

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beware of the Beautiful Stranger (P Atkin
From: Leadfingers
Date: 24 Jan 11 - 08:39 PM

Pete and Clive James wrote some wonderful songs together - WELL worth lokking into ! and the Chords for Beautiful stranger are here !

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